The 5 Biggest Project Management Trends for 2018
Learn the top three trends in project management that can increase employee efficiency and drive project success.
The art and science behind project management have changed dramatically since Henry Gantt created his Gantt chart. Today, project management solutions that are specialized are essential to many businesses in order to plan projects efficiently and increase employee productivity.
In fact, 52% respondents to one of our surveys said that such tools were critical to their business. (Read more about our survey methodology here).
Businesses are not only interested in time-proven software, such as project management tools. There is a growing interest in exploring new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML). We surveyed 25% of small and midsize business leaders who said they plan to use these technologies within the next one to two years.
However, it is not enough to be open to new technology. Deep research is required to determine whether new technologies like AI and ML are worth investing in and relevant to project management teams.
However, not everyone has the time or resources to do such research.
This article is for those who are. We have compiled this list of the top three project management trends for 2020 to give you a guide.
Trend #1: Artificial intelligence will revolutionize project management
If they want to keep up with their competitors, businesses can’t ignore AI project management technologies. AI is a trend in project management that will change the way we work in the future, and you should prepare for it.
Gartner predicts that AI and other emerging technologies will make 69% of routine tasks (such as filling out forms and updating project information) completely automated by 2024.
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This means that algorithmic management will likely replace middle management in businesses. AI will take over the bulk of repetitive and traditional project tasks. This will allow you to create project management teams that can concentrate on non-routine cognitive jobs such as improvising processes that produce better project outcomes.
It is essential to identify the right technologies and tools in order to successfully adopt AI applications within your organization. There are many AI solutions on the market, including RPA tools and neuromorphic hardware. It is difficult to choose the right one.
What your business should do: Avoid investing in the wrong tools to minimize risk. Analyze the gaps and inefficiencies in your business and then search for AI solutions to fix them.
Check out our artificial intelligence software category for information on how to compare and find AI solutions that can automate various project management processes for your company. Trend #2: Wearables will become more common in construction project management
The commercial sector is seeing a similar trend to the consumer space. Smart glasses, smart glasses and sensors are becoming more popular in the commercial sector. This technology will continue to grow as 40% of frontline workers will use it as their primary computing device by 2023 (full content only available to Gartner clients).
Businesses in construction and related fields (transportation of material, building maintenance, extraction, etc.), are impacted. This puts them at the frontline as about half of their workforce are frontline workers.
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